Selfishness Is Not Part Of Adoption

Selfishness cannot be a part of a healthy adoption.

“Birth parents gave selflessly,” writes adoptive mom Rachel Galbraith, “Adoptive parents need to be able to do the same.”

Most people understand the depth of the sacrifice a birth mother has made in choosing to place her child with another family to be raised. Once that sacrifice has been made, it is now the adoptive parent’s responsibility to be selfless – to put the child’s needs above their own.

This isn’t always easy, but it is essential.

Read Galbraith’s thoughts on what an adopted child needs most. 

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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